This is an interesting point.
Vince Staples wants a trophy, but not for the obvious reasons.
Delivering on one of the year's more solid offerings, Vince Staples' Big Fish Theory arrived in the midst of a period inundated with amazing bodies of work. In a conversation with Rodney Carmichael of NPR, Vince touched on his thoughts on 2018's Grammy Awards as nominations arrive on November 28th.
"Oh yeah, definitely, DAMN. should be nominated," he notes. "Who else came out this year? G-Eazy came out, Eminem's going to come out and Logic came out, so there has to be a white guy there because that's just how it works. I would prefer it be Logic, because I feel like he put a lot into that album."
Vince also went on to toot his own horn, voicing that he feels the versatility of this album being reason enough to grant entry into several categories outside of the typical Rap Album of The Year.
"I think I should be nominated for Best Rap Album, Best Electronic Album, Best Alternative Album and Album of the Year. I should be nominated for score of the year based on the sequencing of the album. But these things don't mean anything. ...You know, they kind of section us off. I don't know if it's intentional or not. I'll never say that."
The West Coast emcee would soon go on to shift his focus on the Electronic Album of The Year category, making a legitimate argument as to why he should be including in the nominations.
"My album is better than everything I'm seeing right now," Vince said in reference to a list of possible electronic albums who serve as viable contenders. "And I'm very honest with that. I appreciate people's works and I never want to put myself first, but my album is better than everything I'm reading right now. So I should win electronic album of the year based on my production, alone. But it can't be that because I'm rapping on it — which makes no sense because I'm better than everything right here."
He'd soon go on to hop on Twitter to reiterate the sentiment with a tweet directed at the Grammy Advocacy page.
What do you think? Does Vince have a point?